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ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Can anyone please advise me?

I get error msg: Failed To Connect to ACT! Word Processor when I try to set up and print a Fax cover sheet.

I am using the above items and have tried downloading Hotfix 1110. Once downloaded I try to install and then get msg: Act Not Installed.

 

Has anyone been able to determine if the above combination is comaptable on Win 7 and how to reconfigure my ACT!

 

Thanks 

Renie33

Va Beach


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Eureka,

AARRR,

You must have jogged my beer pickled brain cells.

I got it to work using the Vista compatability mode in WIN 7.

 

Please let your other readers in on the fix.

 

Thanks,

Renie

Va Beach, Va

 

 

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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

ACT! 5.0 didn't support Word 2003. Support for Word 2003 was added as a Hotfix after ACT! 6.03

 

The Hotfix it looks like you've downloaded would be for ACT! 11.1

 

It's also unlike ACT! 5.0 would run under Windows 7

 

You should look at upgrading to ACT! 2010 to support your new OS and version of Office

 

The specific error is on this ACT! Knowledge Base article -

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1197...

 

But I'd be wary trying some of the fixes in Windows 7

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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Thanks for the response, however I was able to utilize ACT! 5.0 with Word 2003 on Vista.It was only after installing Win & that the Word Processor did not work.

I also tried the compatability tweak in Win 7 to operate ACT! 5. in XP Mode.

Could there possibly be any other work arounds?

Perhaps using the hotfix for later versions of ACT! 5.0?

 

 

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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Your first problem is that it tool 5.0.4 to work with Word 2002 and there neve was and won't be any way to use ACT! 2000 with Word 2003. As to having it work on Windows 7, all bets are off.
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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Eureka,

AARRR,

You must have jogged my beer pickled brain cells.

I got it to work using the Vista compatability mode in WIN 7.

 

Please let your other readers in on the fix.

 

Thanks,

Renie

Va Beach, Va

 

 

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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Renie33,

 

I have Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 on my computer.  I was going to install ACT! 2010 on this, and use my database file from ACT! 2000.  Do you know if this is possible?  Support told me it would not be compatible and there were several steps I would have to take to convert it, the first being that I would have to upgrade to ACT! 6.0 followed by several more steps and upgrades.

 

Please confirm, you were able to install ACT! 2000 on your computer with Vista and it worked?  I may just try that, but was told it was not compatible with Vista.

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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Yes, indeed. I did have ACT! 2000 installed using Vista. No problems

It was when I installed Win 7 that I relized  ACT 2000 was not compatible, My work around solution was to go into the Win 7 and configure ACT 2000 to operate as if I were using the

Vista (SP3). This is just a Win7 compatibilty tweak that you can find in the Help and Support area / Search window on the start up tab.

 

Best of luck

 

Renie

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Re: ACT 2000 v5.0.0.178/ Word 2003 / Windows 7 Compatable? Act Word Processor

Thanks for the quick reply!  I will try it!  I don't intend on using it for anything other than just storing my client information and making notes.  I never liked creating documents or using the email function.

 

Thanks again!